Ok, you guys, here is a page from one of my personal Quiet Time Journals. Ignore the spelling and grammar errors, please. 🙂
It helps me process what I’m reading and slows me down so what I’m reading can penetrate my heart—and change my life. It’s also a way for me to Read More
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It’s a strange concept, isn’t it?
If anything, we’re wise to be mindful of our relationship with God and seek ways to improve it. Because let’s face it, if we’re estranged from God, it’s us who moved away…not Him. (See James 4:1-10) Read More
Okay, Minnesota Girl here, stick with me.
I would call my friends, and we would gather at our favorite sledding hill. Once there, we would climb the hill, careful to go through the trees on the sides to preserve the pristine snow. I remember how the anticipation would flow through me. How excited I would get looking down at the hill.
Not a single mark or track in sight.
A blank slate.
We could go down the hill any way we wanted. Read More
Do you feel like Christmas has snuck up on us?
I sure do.
I’m having a hard time believing we start December in just a few days. Thanksgiving was just last week as it seems like it was yesterday.
Even as I look at my office right now, I see gifts are starting to arrive. Items I ordered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday litter my floor, waiting to be wrapped.
My tree is up, but it still needs lights and decorations. It’s feet still need to be covered by the tree skirt.
My nativity scene is still packed safely away in its boxes.
My collection of snowmen is still nestled neatly in their totes.
And my heart…
…is far away from Christmas.
Not just Christmas but Bethlehem. Read More
Okay, so it’s a critical step I missed. Often.
But I discovered something amazing Read More
Now back to our normally scheduled programming.
Goal setting is the process of Read More
Do you fully give Him your dreams and plans? Do you hand them over?
Or are you like me and want to keep a hand, a finger on it; have a small bit of control?
Interestingly, Read More
It never has been.
I doubt it ever will be.
When we wait, we’re Read More
I was getting ready to make bread today and started to laugh.
I know, a strange thing to do when getting ready to bake.
I laughed because I realized making bread is a metaphor for my current season.
Have you heard this statement?
I am currently in a season when God is saying—Trust Me. Lots of “unknowns.” Lots of “uncertainty.” Lots of “waiting for answers.” Lots of “prayers followed by silence.”
You know what means. This is a season of refinement. Of growing. A season of removing impurities in my thinking, attitude, and/or life. Read More
This post was originally a Facebook Live video, but I had several people ask me to post it so they could share it with their readers or print it off.
I left it in outline format to make it easier to find subheadings.
The answers are not as intuitive as we would assume. Read More